Many travelers around the globe find the end of their summer holidays an exciting time to visit Paris – a time that makes them capture the sociable festivals and cultural highs of this season. Most of these events are fun-filled which is what makes it worthy for tourists. Here are some of the most popular and exciting fall events happening in the French capital.
Paris Design Week
Paris Design Week is an annual celebration that offers inspiring citywide events. This event is adored by most home décor fans. You can expect around more than three hundred talents launching their works at the exhibitions. You can also see parties in galleries, stores as well as interior showrooms. This is a ten-day festival that highlights five districts which include chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés. American Design in Paris, Design Italia, etc, are some of the top picks. You can book tickets to attend this celebration online.
European Heritage Days
European Heritage Days allows travelers to visit and discover the monuments in Paris for free and the event takes place over a week’s fall. This was started by the French culture ministry over more than thirty years ago. Travelers can check out many classic sites including the city hall Hôtel de Ville, Arc de Triomphe arch, and Musée d’Orsay museum. There will be some days that grant access to visit all the areas, and the Historic Élysée Palace which is an architectural masterpiece can only be visited on such days. There are also contemporary buildings that are up for grabs which include the modern music-hall Philharmonie de Paris as well as the art gallery Fondation Louis Vuitton. Various online websites give details on guided tours, special events, and concerts.
The choice of most travelers is either to rent a bike or to grab roller skates to stroll around the Paris city on a car-free day in the city. This day makes the city center closed to traffic that allows the pedestrians to stroll freely in the city. It is one of the most liberating fall events in the French capital where the roads will be car-free from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays; the one that took place in 2019 was the fifth edition of the car-free day in Paris. It is a wonderful way to explore the landmarks in Paris peacefully and quietly which also allows you to take stunning snaps in all these landmarks.
Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week offers you a great sense of the latest trends, and this is often a buzzy time to experience Paris. Many world-famous fashion editors, influencers, stylists and models head to Paris for the runway shows that take place there which reveals the Summer and Spring looks of women. The access to this event is very limited and exclusive and the fun of the event spreads into the city. Travelers will be able to explore creative displays in various shops. There will also be several brilliant events in many of the department stores and a heap of celebrity sightings. There are several homegrown fashion brands in Paris like Celine, Dior, Hermès, Isabel Marant, v Lanvin, Chanel, Chloé, and Saint Laurent, all of which have super-glam boutiques.
“Nuit Blanche,” meaning white light, is one of the popular fall events of the French capital. The event is mainly a big celebration of the art, music, and light that happens over one night. The event embraces illuminated architectures, concerts, contemporary art, street projections, museum shows, etc. which makes the event a much more creative and dynamic affair to art lovers.
Fête Des Vendanges De Montmartre
Fête Des Vendanges De Montmartre is the famous Grape Harvest Festival in Paris all wine lovers would love to flock to. This is a festival that lasts for five days that allows travelers to enjoy wine tasting, walks, dances, talks, concerts and many other interesting activities.
Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC)
FIAC, which is a contemporary art fair, is one of the most loved fall events of the French capital. The fair curates many high-quality sculptures, paintings, video, photography, and digital art. FIAC Galleries brings more than two hundred global exhibitors together that helps to showcase contemporary as well as modern designs and art. Several projects of the event present installations and sculptures at Avenue Winston Churchill and Petit Palais.
Salon Du Chocolat
Salon Du Chocolat is one of the largest chocolate and cocoa events in the world, and it happens in Paris. This popular foodie salon invites more than five hundred participants from all over the world. Travelers can explore Japanese specialties, chef demos, workshops, exhibitions of Christmas treats, kids’ areas, bookshops, and many cultural performances from cocoa-producing countries. A huge space was dedicated to the pastry with a tasting room when the event took place in 2019.